Constructed in 1925, Morrissey Hall is dedicated to Notre Dame’s seventh president, Rev. Andrew Morrissey, CSC. Morrissey Manor is now in its ninth decade as a men’s residence hall. The X-shaped cross on the Gothic-inspired building and its shield represents the crucifixion of St. Andrew, Fr. Morrissey’s patron saint. Its west wing displays an outdoor pulpit reminiscent of European cathedrals, and the richly appointed entrance hall has the look of a gentleman’s club with fine wood paneling and a fireplace. For academic inspiration, the dorm is outfitted with paintings of a student pouring over a book and the shields of the world’s great universities.
Commonly referred to as “Morrissey Manor” or “The Manor”, Morrissey houses 230 men, its splendid architecture dominating South Quad. The Manor is within close walking distance to South Dining Hall, the Rockne Gym, volleyball and basketball courts and St. Mary’s Lake.
In Zack's 5th grade yearbook at Thomas Edison Elementary in sunny Burbank, California, he wrote that his dream was to go to Notre Dame. After extensive formation and leadership in Student Government and Campus Ministry at two schools founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame High School and the University of Portland, Zack's dream came true when he came to serve as a postgrad intern in Campus Ministry at Notre Dame. After a fulfilling year at Our Lady's University working with the Freshmen retreat program, small faith communities, and RCIA, Zack knew he wanted to grow deeper in ministerial leadership and joined the Master of Divinity program at Notre Dame. In the MDiv, Zack was given the necessary academic, human, spiritual, and pastoral formation in different settings to prepare him for a life of ministry.
Over the last two years, Zack has lived and served as an Assistant Rector in Keough Hall, knowing all of his men by name and working with hall government, liturgy, and everything in between. After his experience of living in a residence hall as an undergraduate for four years and an Assistant Rector for the last two, rooted in the spirit of Holy Cross, Zack could not be more excited to take this next step to participate in Basil Moreau's vision of educating hearts and minds as a Rector at Notre Dame. Beyond ministering to college students, Zack loves all sports, especially Portland Timbers soccer and Cincinnati Reds baseball, grilling, leading retreats and pilgrimages, traveling, and spending time with people dear to him.
|Number of Sections||8|
|Chapel||Saint Therese of Lisieux|
|Number of Floors||5|
|Number of Rooms||103|